Bob Crane,  Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671 (Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities)

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Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

As long as agents support Zillow, it will continue to relay unreliable market values to consumers. Personally, I think Zillow is...

 

Jun 08, 2017 02:18 PM
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Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

Yep, some agents have a system in place to convert zillow leads, and do quite well. -Kasey

Jun 08, 2017 12:41 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Evidently! They are who keeps them in business...notice I said 'THEY!'

Jun 08, 2017 11:47 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

 

Jun 08, 2017 04:29 PM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Yes I do

Jun 08, 2017 03:14 PM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

Yes. I've seen agents with "Zillow Premier Agent" on their business cards.

Jun 08, 2017 01:34 PM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

I think they are legion but they keep quiet. 

Jun 08, 2017 01:06 PM
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Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

My issue is more with NAR than Zillow. Zillow is doing what they should, taking advantage of NAR's head in the sand. We're watching the thief wander the house and doing nothing. I digress, I create my own economy.

Jun 08, 2017 05:10 PM
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Susie Kay
Ultra Real Estate Dallas Fort Worth - Plano, TX
North Dallas Specialist

It would be interesting to know how many leads are converted.  In my previous brokerage's system people put in bogus phone number and email so there's no way you can contact them.

Jun 08, 2017 02:12 PM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I know.  Some even like liverwurst.

Jun 08, 2017 12:48 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

It would be interesting to know about the production of her agents.

Jun 08, 2017 12:42 PM
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Pete Xavier
Investments to Luxury - Pacific Palisades, CA
Outstanding Agent Referrals-Nationwide

It's no surprise that some love Zillow, Zillow took in billions of dollars since inception.

Jun 08, 2017 11:56 AM
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John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Bob Crane I am aware of several local agents advertise as Primer Zillow agents.

Jun 08, 2017 11:55 AM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

There is no accounting for some people's tastes!

Jun 08, 2017 11:52 AM
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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

Zillow sells the same leads to multiple agents. I think they are in some agent's marketing budget, but unless they are super fast in responding to the inquiry, they will lose out. I think agents can do far better with working their sphere of influence and past client base. 

Jun 08, 2017 11:44 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I love it for rentals and also for checking all listings including FSBOs in Florida.

Jun 08, 2017 11:35 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Ignorance is Bliss and we cannot fix stupid. 

Jun 09, 2017 07:52 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Interesting...

Jun 09, 2017 07:10 AM
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Harry F. D'Elia III
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

freedom of choice in America

Jun 09, 2017 06:33 AM
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Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Everyone has a dream or a nightmare once in awhile!

Jun 09, 2017 06:03 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

To each their own, Bob

Jun 09, 2017 05:56 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

No Z in my corral of agents. Our time is too valuable than to waste with bottom-feeders and tire-kickers.

Jun 09, 2017 05:43 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I do not know.

Jun 09, 2017 05:20 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Yes, I know that, and it is working for them.  It is not for everybody!

Jun 08, 2017 11:04 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Bob Crane - so this proves... we are the one who allowed Zillow to be the BOSS!

Jun 08, 2017 10:11 PM
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Abby Stiller
REMAX Realty Group - Cape Coral, FL
Professional Bilingual Realtor (239) 284-8637

Totally agree with Kasey & John Boles 

Jun 08, 2017 07:44 PM
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Obviously some agents support Zillow ..they are the ones who keep them in business!!

Jun 08, 2017 07:33 PM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

Some of the agents in my community have had success with Zillow. Others say it is a wash and then others say it is a ripoff. I do not pay for leads.

Jun 08, 2017 07:17 PM
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Real Estate Agents - Luxury - Divorce

 

We ALL know that...if they didn't...there wouldn't be a Zillow

Jun 08, 2017 06:00 PM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Of course...let each one go their way...

Jun 08, 2017 04:26 PM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

You did ask a question but she did answer a different one.

Brokers believe throwing agents a bone such as a vapor from the darkside, is going above and beyond for their agents. The BROKER loves it. 

"Look," the broker says, "I provide leads." That a good recruiting hook and a means to defer responsibility onto the agent.

What needs to be done is calculate the average annual transaction  per agent in  the brokers office. Less than 10 says all that need to be said. The dark side is sucking them dry.

20 per agent average says the Dominion of Evil Intent is delivering the goods. The party is on their street until the dark lord's plan to bypass agent and broker becomes a reality. WELL  there is that $2,500 transaction option.

Jun 08, 2017 03:36 PM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

Yes they do, and they are not helping themselves or anyone else

Jun 08, 2017 02:44 PM
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Fred Griffin Tallahassee Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

 To each their own.

Jun 08, 2017 02:41 PM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Bob Crane I don't see where she is bragging on the lead conversion rate.

Jun 08, 2017 12:31 PM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

This is amazing, as most Z leads around here are worthless! 

Jun 11, 2017 06:59 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Some people like crooks and some are wise to their ways!

Jun 11, 2017 06:51 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

This does not surprise me.  There are many different business models.  

Jun 11, 2017 05:42 AM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I have no doubt in it. That's why I see agents pay Z. again and again for marketing. 

Jun 11, 2017 01:27 AM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Yes, sadly they are part of the issues we are facing...IMHO

Jun 09, 2017 06:54 PM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I know,  Do not get it but someare 100% for them.

 

Jun 09, 2017 04:03 PM